Aluminium is the third most abundant element in nature, the first of all the metallic elements and is obtained from the mineral bauxite.
At room temperature, is a solid, with volume and shape defined.
Aluminium is a light, soft metal with a grey silver staining and due to its thin natural protection resists very well to corrosion, is not toxic and is non-magnetic.
It is a product of unlimited durability, 100% recyclable, thereby generating no waste. There is no more recyclable material than aluminium. It is very resistant to warping and is a non-combustible material.
The extruded aluminium profiles, offer numerous advantages over other materials and deformation processes.
Lightness: Makes it easy to handle, transport, and an attractive material for applications in many areas.
Mechanical resistance: Profiles can be as tough as it is intended. Environmental conditions of extremely low temperatures, are well supported by aluminium because the lower the temperature, the more resistant it becomes, making it especially useful for cryogenic applications, the aviation industry and to build structures at high latitudes.
Strength-weight ratio: Without aluminium, space travels could never have been achieved. It offers a unique combination of high strength and light weight.
Corrosion resistance: Aluminium offers excellent corrosion resistance, self protects itself by his own natural oxide film, and that level of protection is enhanced by anodizing techniques, a process that is available in Anicolor.
Excellent heat conductor: Aluminium conducts energy as heat better than any other metal, which makes it ideal for applications that require heat exchanges, and that happens because the extrusion, being a deformation process, is capable of producing profiles that allow the optimized use its heat-conducting properties.
Excellent electrical conductor: In general high voltage transmissions use aluminium because when compared to copper, has the double of the conductivity.
No fuel: As so is suitable for applications that use explosive materials or occur in highly flammable environments, producing no toxic emissions.
Non-magnetic: As it doesn't acquire magnetic charge, aluminium is useful for high voltage applications and as well as electronics.
Infinitely recycled: Aluminium can be recycled and reused several times without losing some of its key features. There is no loss of quality on the recycled aluminium when the limits of composition and formation of the microstructure which composes the alloy is respected. Furthermore, the energy needed for the recycling of aluminium is 5% of the energy required for their production from nature.
Variety of coatings: Aluminium, in addition to its application in the raw state, still supports a very wide range of treatment techniques of its surface, such as anodizing and lacquering, which make it one of the materials with a wider range of solutions available in terms of colour and texture.